COFCOR

  • Photo of Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for  Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) Virtual:  18 May 2022 – COMMUNIQUE

    Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) Virtual: 18 May 2022 – COMMUNIQUE

    The Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 18 May 2022, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade of Antigua and Barbuda. The COFCOR was attended by the Honourable Frederick A. Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett  at the Opening of the 25th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), 18 May 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Opening of the 25th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), 18 May 2022

    Honourable E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade of Antigua and Barbuda, and Chairman of the COFCOR; Senator the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize and Outgoing Chair of the COFCOR; Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community and other Heads of Delegations; Ambassador Donna Forde, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community…

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  • Photo of Opening Statement by Chairman of COFCOR Hon E.P. Chet Greene at 25th Meeting of COFCOR,   18th – 19th MAY, 2022 Georgetown, Guyana

    Opening Statement by Chairman of COFCOR Hon E.P. Chet Greene at 25th Meeting of COFCOR, 18th – 19th MAY, 2022 Georgetown, Guyana

    Fellow Colleague Ministers of the Caribbean Community Secretary General Assistant Secretary General CARICOM Ambassadors Senior Officials of CARICOM Member states Officers of the CARICOM Secretariat I am honoured to assume the Chair of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations. On our collective behalf, I thank the out-going Chair,  the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, for his  excellent leadership during his tenure,…

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  • Photo of Foreign Ministers meet to tackle packed agenda

    Foreign Ministers meet to tackle packed agenda

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers meet on Wednesday 18 May to tackle a packed agenda, with climate change, financing for development and CARICOM relations with its traditional partners among matters prioritised for discussion. This hybrid Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) will be chaired by Hon E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and…

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  • Photo of Co-Chairs’ Statement: 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting

    Co-Chairs’ Statement: 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting

    On April 1st, 2022, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration for Belize, and Chair of the Caribbean Community Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) co-chaired the 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group meeting, which was held virtually. Ministers reaffirmed the enduring value of the deep…

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  • Photo of Opening Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Second Meeting of the CARICOM Canada Foreign Ministers Group, 1 April 2022

    Opening Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Second Meeting of the CARICOM Canada Foreign Ministers Group, 1 April 2022

    Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada; Senator, the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize, and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR); Other Ministers and Heads of Delegations of CARICOM Member States; Senior Officials. I am pleased to see this Second Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’…

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  • Photo of Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada to meet

    Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada to meet

    The Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada will meet virtually on Friday 1 April 2022, with the discussions  expected to centre on key issues of mutual interest including regional security and stability, multilateral cooperation, and building a resilient and sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday’s meeting will be cochaired by Hon Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers hold two-day strategic meeting

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers hold two-day strategic meeting

    The CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held a Special Meeting on 16-17 2021, hosted by the Consul General of Jamaica in Miami, Florida, USA. It was the first in person meeting of the COFCOR since the onset of the COVID 19 Pandemic in January 2020, bringing together Ministers who had assumed office over the past eighteen months…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) impressed upon United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman the urgency for the delivery of the second tranche of donations of Pfizer vaccines from the US. The Ministers and Ms Sherman along with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian Nichols held a virtual dialogue on Tuesday 21 September…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers engage US National Security Adviser

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers engage US National Security Adviser

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engaged with US National Security Advisor, Mr. Jake Sullivan on Friday 7 April. The discussions, in which the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves participated, were viewed as introductory as well as an opportunity to exchange views on issues of mutual interest. Emphasis was placed on…

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